Day 38: All Caged Up

April 21, 2009 § 1 Comment


La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

A second strappy brown pair: the answer to when you can’t quite decide upon closed or open-toe shoes. The front of these are a bird-cage like sandal, and the back a basic high-heeled pump with a dark wood stacked heel. The shoe version of a mullet? Ok, that might be taking it a bit far. The bird-cage strappy front pump was pretty popular when they were purchased. (I know at least 2 friends who owned the exact same silhouette, but in metallic gold/bronze) In dark brown I think they’re a suitable transition shoe from Winter into Spring or Summer into early Fall and work well with both jeans and dresses. However, they don’t often emerge as my pair of choice. Does the style still resonate? Or should they fly the coup?


[provuh-nuhns, -nahns–noun

place or source of origin: The provenance of the shoes has yet to be determined.

Date of Purchase: Spring 2007


Circumstances: It was April of 2007 and I had a mission: to find a fabulous dress and pair of shoes to wear to non-profit fashion show for teens. If you know anything about Dallas, you know this is no small order. Add to the fact that I was on the committee of the fashion show, called Pure Fashion, and you’ve got yourself quite a fashion challenge. The pressure to dress well for a fashion show can be daunting and I spent weeks finding a beautiful silk emerald green dress with an empire waist and chocolate brown ribbon running through the neckline. Clearly a pair of shoes would have to be purchased as well. For some reason, brown shoes are notoriously difficult to find for me, especially when I need them for a specific purpose, as here. (maybe that’s why grey became my go-to neutral staple, I can find them in abundance!) I searched department stores, small shops, online, etc and found nothing noteworthy. Eventually I discovered these, surprisingly at Rack Room shoes. The silhouette worked with my dress and the were darn near free. I bought them and they helped me glide gracefully through the show. 

Compliment Meter: 2. Fairly positive response. Because the silhouettes is familiar to a lot of people, the response was a bit underwhelming. Shoe confidence level: Medium.

Comfort: Fairly good. Easy to walk in, comfortable heel but the bird-cage does start to constrict the birds after 4 hours or so. Overall, a 6.5 out of 10.

Worn with: Blue oxford (chapman skinny oxford from Rugby) and new atwater flair braid-trim jeans by Paige . Collar up. You can take the girl out of the prep school…

Thoughts: “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” ~Oscar Wilde

Do these babies stay in the rotation or get dumped into the Shoe Graveyard?


Tagged: , , ,

§ One Response to Day 38: All Caged Up

  • Anonymous says:

    I think these shoes are really nice. Grandma C would approve (of the shoes and this web site)! Love you!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Day 38: All Caged Up at PAIR DIEM.


%d bloggers like this: